Articles by Niall Browne

Notebook Reviews: GALAXY QUEST

Dean Parisot – 1999 Galaxy Quest is damn good fun! Director Dean Parisot delivers a fantastic parody of Star Trek and the film has 100% conviction in its plot and complete dedication from its brilliant cast (Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan [...]

October 1, 2020

The Sparrows Are Flying Again

The great George A. Romero’s 1993 adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Half is a flawed film, but it’s also a very enjoyable one. Timothy Hutton plays Thad Beaumont, a writer who decides to ‘kill-off’ his publishing pseudonym, George [...]

September 30, 2020

Uncovering Curiosities: Paul Schrader’s DYING OF THE LIGHT

Paul Schrader’s best screenplays have always been about internal struggles and he returns to this theme again with Dying Of The Light. The 2014 film features Nicolas Cage’s best performance this decade, as Evan Lake, a terminally ill CIA agent [...]

September 30, 2020

Notebook Reviews: THE FAN

Tony Scott – 1996 The Fan is a pretty solid thriller from master action director Tony Scott. The film looks fantastic with its orange filters and slow motion. Robert DeNiro is  good as the deranged fan but Wesley Snipes appears to be a little [...]

September 30, 2020

Not As Good As The Original

Paul King’s Paddington 2 features many of the same elements which made the original film so enjoyable, but somehow the 2017 sequel lacks the magic spark which made that 2014 release such a fantastic piece of entertainment. 2014’s Paddington [...]

September 30, 2020

Remembering JOURNEYMAN

Actor Paddy Considine writes and directs  Journeyman a first-rate drama from 2017. Considine is Matty Burton, a boxer who suffers a serious head injury during his final fight that throws his life into chaos. Recovering from his injuries, he must [...]

September 29, 2020

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